February 22, 2017
WORTHINGTON, Ohio, (Feb. 22, 2017) – J. Scott Cummans has been named President and CEO of BestTransport as well as Director of the company, Rick Frio, Co-Founder announced today. The appointment is effective today.
“After having conducted an extensive search both externally as well as internally, it was apparent to the board that Scott had the qualifications, experience and vision for BestTransport’s solutions set of Transportation Management Systems and professional services,” Frio said.
Cummans joined BestTransport in 2013 as Vice President, Software Engineering, in which his duties included management of all design, development and enhancements of the BestTransport Transportation Management Solutions suite.
“Scott has shown over these three-plus years that he not only can solve complex software issues, but he also has successfully led the analysis and implementation of business process improvements that we have implemented over the past year,” Frio said.
Core to Cummans’ duties will be continued growth of BestTransport’s TMS client base as well as identifying opportunities for the company’s Professional Services offerings, Frio added.
“Our objective moving forward will be to provide our loyal customer base with continued enhancements to our class-leading TMS as well as a professional services group that can assist them in becoming more efficient in how they plan and execute their transportation process,” Cummans said. “Not only am I here to help service our clients, but my role within BestTransport, culled from my experiences throughout my professional history, will be to assist our employees in making them successful.”
Prior to joining BestTransport, Cummans for three years held the position of Director, IT Applications at Sedgwick, Inc., where he was responsible for corporate software support call center operations, systems analysis and a variety of IT software development, quality assurance and operations.
After graduating from The Ohio State University with a BS in Business Administration, majoring in Computer and Information Science, Cummans began his three-plus-decades-long career at AEP as an application programmer. Included in that career was time spent as a consultant with IBM Corp., where he held a number of consulting positions.
BestTransport (www.besttransport.com) is a leading provider of cloud-based Transportation Management Solutions (TMS), which enable manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and carriers to efficiently plan, execute and manage all aspects of their operations. BestTransport’s TMS reduces a company’s overall transportation spend, enables tighter cost management, provides enhanced shipment visibility, benchmarking and facilitates collaboration between shippers and carriers. More than $1.5 billion in annual freight spend is moved through BestTransport to and from thousands of domestic and international locations.